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History of Queens, New York, USA

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Fun fact: Queens is named after an actual queen

Like many places in Colonial America, Queens is named after a lady monarch. While Maryland and Virginia are easy to connect to their namesakes (Queen Mary and the Virgin Queen, Queen Elizabeth I), non-English history scholars likely don't know much about this borough's honored woman, Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II. Catherine was born in Portugal, but she was married to Charles back when the British colony in New York was established.

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  • 1854 - Queen's
    Queen's, a county in the S. E. part of New York, has an area of about 420 square miles. It is situated in the western part of Long island, and is...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Queens
    Queens, a southeastern county of New York, is a part of Long Island. Area, about 250 square miles. It is bounded on the N. by Long Island Sound, and...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS TWO MEN
    Pumping Station on Shore Road in Queens Destroyed.

    Trees Broken Off - Windows Shattered Half a Mile Away - Steel Plates Had Been Worn Thin - Story ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Queens, a borough of the city of New York, dating as such from Jan. 1, 1898. It comprises the former city of Long Island City and the former towns of ...Read MORE...


  • 1909 - September 30 - Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens

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  • News 1910 - TRAGIC DEATH OF ASHFIELD MAN. Fred R. Church Killed on the Long Island Railroad Yesterday.
    Word was received at Shelburne Falls yesterday morning of the accidental death at the Queens station of the Long Island railroad of Fred R. Church,...Read MORE...


  • News 1918 - 27 HURT IN CRASH OF B. R. T. TRAINS - Rear-End Collision Due to a Heavy Fog and Defective Motor.
    TWO CARS DEMOLISHED

    Effort to Fix Blame for Accident Will Be Made Today Before Magistrate.

    Twenty-seven men and women were hurt in the wreck of ...Read MORE...


  • Queens, New York, USA
    Springfield Boulevard, Queens, L.I., N.Y.
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  • Queens, New York, USA
    215th Street, Queens, L.I.
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  • 1936 - July 11 - Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens

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  • 1939 - April 29 - Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens

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  • 1940 - November 15 - NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic

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  • Queens, New York, USA
    Triborough Bridge, New York City
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  • 1941 - December 6 - NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens

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Springfield Boulevard, Queens, L.I., N.Y.
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215th Street, Queens, L.I.
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Triborough Bridge, New York City
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  • 1854 - Queen's
    Queen's, a county in the S. E. part of New York, has an area of about 420 square miles. It is situated in the western part of Long island, and is... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Queens
    Queens, a southeastern county of New York, is a part of Long Island. Area, about 250 square miles. It is bounded on the N. by Long Island Sound, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS TWO MEN
    Pumping Station on Shore Road in Queens Destroyed.

    Trees Broken Off - Windows Shattered Half a Mile Away - Steel Plates Had Been Worn Thin - Story ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Queens, a borough of the city of New York, dating as such from Jan. 1, 1898. It comprises the former city of Long Island City and the former towns of ... Read MORE...

  • 1909 - September 30 - Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens

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  • News  1910 - TRAGIC DEATH OF ASHFIELD MAN. Fred R. Church Killed on the Long Island Railroad Yesterday.
    Word was received at Shelburne Falls yesterday morning of the accidental death at the Queens station of the Long Island railroad of Fred R. Church,... Read MORE...

  • News  1918 - 27 HURT IN CRASH OF B. R. T. TRAINS - Rear-End Collision Due to a Heavy Fog and Defective Motor.
    TWO CARS DEMOLISHED

    Effort to Fix Blame for Accident Will Be Made Today Before Magistrate.

    Twenty-seven men and women were hurt in the wreck of ... Read MORE...

  • 1936 - July 11 - Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens

    historyorb.com
  • 1939 - April 29 - Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens

    historyorb.com
  • 1940 - November 15 - NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic

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  • 1941 - December 6 - NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens

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